Exciting stuff! Today Jef and I started preparing the long angle iron rails that will hold the solar panels. The rails are long enough to hold seven panels, but we’re going to start with six, and we’ll add the seventh panel later if needed. Overkill? Probably. We’ll find out soon enough.
If you’re wondering what preparing the rails for installing solar panels entails, the answer is: A lot. Lots of measuring, lots of drilling holes in steel, and lots of discussion about the installation process in order to ensure that everything will end up square. That last one is actually really hard, but I think we’re on our way to a successful installation.